CAPS Accepting Police Department Nominations through April 16

Tickets Available for May 17 Police Department Recognition Dinner

The Naperville Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS) board is currently accepting nominations from the community recognizing Naperville Police Department personnel for outstanding service. Nominations are due by Monday, April 16 and can be submitted by visiting

CAPS is a tax exempt, non-profit community group that recognizes public safety personnel for their contributions to the City of Naperville. Each year, residents are asked to nominate public safety employees who have displayed an interest in Naperville’s residents in a manner above and beyond the call of duty and exhibited a genuine concern for the welfare and well-being of all citizens.

The CAPS board selects individuals from nominations submitted to receive awards during two events hosted annually, one in the spring for the Police Department and one in the fall for the Fire Department. Recognition for police department personnel includes the George Pradel Award, a coveted award bestowed to a law enforcement officer whose performance epitomizes the heart and spirit of a public servant by going above and beyond in the delivery of service to the community.

“The beauty of this event,” said CAPS Chairman David Wentz, “is that it allows the citizens of Naperville to find a way of honoring the men and women of the Naperville Police Department for the tremendous service they perform that would otherwise go unnoticed by the public.”

“Above all, our mission as a Police Department is to serve our community,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “To receive this kind of support and gratitude from the CAPS organization and Naperville residents in return is invaluable to all of us at the Naperville Police Department.”

The support of the CAPS organization and Naperville residents is strong affirmation of the work we’ve done in this area, and that community support is invaluable to all of us at the Naperville Police Department.”

The Police Department Recognition Dinner will take place on Thursday, May 17 at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave. A showcase of police vehicles and equipment will start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited and tickets are available for purchase for $30 at the Police Department, 1350 Aurora Ave., or by calling Jill Bridges at (630) 420-6161.

For more information on CAPS or to submit a nomination, visit or

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